Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni

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In a Corner of this World
この世界の片隅に
(Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni)
Manga
Written by Fumiyo Kouno
Published by Futabasha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Weekly Manga Action
Original run 20072009
Live-action television film
Released August 5, 2011
Anime film
Directed by Sunao Katabuchi
Studio MAPPA
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In a Corner of this World (この世界の片隅に Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni?) is a manga series written and illustrated by Fumiyo Kouno which ran from 2007 to 2009 in Weekly Manga Action. It follows the life of Suzu Urano, a young bride with her new family living on the outskirts of Kure City during the Second World War. It is available on JManga under the title "To All The Corners of the World".[1] It will be adapted into an anime film.[2]

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Live-action television special[edit]

It was adapted into a live-action television special which aired 5 August 2011 on NTV, starring Keiko Kitagawa as Suzu Urano, Keisuke Koide as Shūsaku Hōjō, Yūka as Rin Shiroki, Mokomichi Hayami as Tetsu Mizuhara, Ryo as Keiko, Saburō Shinoda as Entarō Hōjō, Yoshie Ichige as San Hōjō, and Mana Ashida as Chizuko Hōjō.[3][4]

Anime film[edit]

The film will be directed by Sunao Katabuchi.[5]

Reception[edit]

The manga was a Jury Recommended Work in the 2008 Japan Media Arts Festival,[6] and the following year, it won the Excellence Prize.[7] A "folktale-like" tone has been noted in the work, and Kouno's humour has been praised.[8]

The TV special received a rating of 12.7.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JManga Site Launches with Works Never Printed in U.S.". Anime News Network. August 17, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ "'To All The Corners Of The World' Manga Gets Anime Film". Anime News Network. August 17, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Wartime Manga Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni Gets TV Special". Anime News Network. June 12, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ この世界の片隅に:戦時下の日常描いた話題のマンガ 北川景子主演でドラマ化 (in Japanese). Mantanweb. June 13, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ Bamboo Dong (December 9, 2014). "Interview: Sunao Katabuchi". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ http://plaza.bunka.go.jp/english/festival/2008/recommend/manga.php
  7. ^ http://plaza.bunka.go.jp/english/festival/2009/manga/001242/
  8. ^ "Japanese Book News Vol. 63" (PDF). Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Japan's Animation TV Ranking, August 1-7". Anime News Network. August 15, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 

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